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WHY ARE THERE SO MANY ART THEFTS, AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT THEM?

By Frederick Chen and Rebecca Regan

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More than 50,000 pieces of artwork are stolen each year globally, and many cases of art crimes are facilitated by lax security at museums. How can economic theory account for these observations, and what kind of policies would help reduce the incidence of art thefts?

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THE ARTS ALONE OR TOGETHER? TIME USE AS A MEASUREMENT OF THE VALUE OF THE ARTS

By Elisabetta Lazzaro and Carlofilippo Frateschi

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How can we measure the value of arts activities and practices taking into account individuals’ interactions? Is there a difference between participating in the arts when people are together or alone? We provide an alternative measurement of the economic value of the arts based on time use applied to couples’ participation offering useful insights to arts programmers, cultural policy makers and the society as a whole.

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WHAT CULTURAL PRODUCERS MAY LEARN IN TIME OF RECESSION

By Tiziana Cuccia and Ilde Rizzo

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Cultural producers adopt different strategies to cope with the effects of the great recession and differentiate the sources of their funds. Looking at a sample of cultural operators in Catania (Italy), the multi-product choice and the network-based co-opetitive solutions are examined to offer some policy suggestions.

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MULTI-PLATFORM MEDIA: HAS DIGITIZATION REALLY GIVEN US MORE FOR LESS?

By Gillian Doyle

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Nowadays more content is accessible, in more formats, on more devices, for more people than ever before. But, as media companies make the journey from being single sector to digital multi-platform suppliers of content, this transition has entailed numerous managerial and economic challenges.

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